O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 13

LETTERFROMTHEEXECUTIVEDIRECTOR

Happy New Year!
LIZ MESSNER, CAE, IOM

IT'S THE TIME OF year for new beginnings, new

resolutions and new goals. This also rings true
for NOMMA. We enter 2018 with determination, optimism and gratitude.
NOMMA celebrates its 60th anniversary
in 2018. This milestone will be marked during METALfab at a very special Awards
Dinner. We'll celebrate together, honor the
past with gratitude and look toward a very
bright future. I'm looking forward to my first
METALfab experience with excitement. I
can't wait to meet members, learn more about
the metalworking industry, see the vibrant
tradeshow, and have some fun, too! While
some organizations might honor their 60th
anniversary by resting on their laurels, this
is not the case for NOMMA. This is a time of
celebration and renewal.
The NOMMA Board has set some lofty goals
for us in 2018. They diligently went through
the process of setting strategic objectives
and they, along with other volunteers, are
creating action plans for each goal to outline
the tasks necessary for successful achievement. You may be curious about these goals,
so here they are:
1. NOMMA will be the leading educational
provider to the architectural, ornamental,
and miscellaneous metals industry (including the related design communities) by
offering a large variety of quality content
and diverse delivery methods.
2. NOMMA will be recognized as the premier
association as it relates to the metalworking industry.
3. NOMMA's website will be a premier online
resource for education and networking for
our industry.

We've got a lot of work to do, and I'm eager
to roll up my sleeves and work alongside you
to make NOMMA even stronger and more
valued. Let's nurture the things that make
NOMMA great and grow them. Then, we
can improve and expand services to make
NOMMA an invaluable asset to you and
your businesses.
I have really enjoyed learning about
NOMMA these last several months. In each
issue this year, to honor our 60th anniversary,
I'll share a little bit about our history. Here's
the first installment.
* NOMMA was founded in 1958 as the
National Ornamental Iron Manufacturers
Association

* NOMMA's first headquarters was in
Memphis, Tennessee
* The first NOMMA president was Frank
Kozik, Scranton Crafstmen, Inc., Scranton,
Pennsylvania (still NOMMA members
today!)
* National Ornamental Iron Fabricator magazine was first published with the March/
April issue in 1959
* The first NOMMA convention took place
in January 1959 in Atlanta. The Lawler
Foundry was an exhibitor then and still is
today at METALfab!
I hope to see you at METALfab as we
have much to celebrate as we continue into
NOMMA's 60th year!

MESSAGEFROMTHEEDITOR
As you may have noticed on the cover of this magazine, as well as in the messages from
NOMMA's president and executive director, 2018 marks NOMMA's 60th anniversary. What
an incredible time to be part of this association. Featured on the Metal Moment pages of
this issue of the magazine (pgs 58-59), you can find a spread full of memorable moments for
NOMMA. We would love to continue celebrating the past six decades of NOMMA's existence,
so please send any images you have to me at marbella@naylor.com and we'll feature it in the
magazine throughout the year.
We'll continue to provide technical articles in the Shop Talk section as well as businessrelated articles in the Biz Talk section of the magazine. If you have a request for a particular
topic you'd like to see covered, please email me. As Cathy stated in her message, NOMMA was
founded by men who had a burning desire to create an opportunity for themselves and others
to improve their own and each other's businesses. In that same vein, we have a burning desire
to provide relevant and helpful content to you, our readers, to help improve your businesses.
Happy New Year! I hope to see you at METALfab!
Marbella Miller

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
Change Orders
Women in Industry
What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
2018 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Intro
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 4
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 10
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 20
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 23
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 25
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 26
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 28
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 32
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 36
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Change Orders
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 41
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 44
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 46
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 49
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 50
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 51
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 52
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 54
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 56
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 59
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 60
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product Preview
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 62
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 63
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 64
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 66
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover4
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert1
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